Ben Wa Balls have rapidly gone from being one of the least understood sex toys to one of the most popular. And it’s all because of their appearance in the best-selling erotic series 50 Shades of Grey. After 50 Shades of Grey came out, there was a huge spike in Ben Wa Ball sales as women read about them and decided to try them out. But they quickly discovered that there’s a huge difference between reading about fictional characters using Ben Wa Balls and personally trying them.
Ben Wa Balls are essentially any sex toy designed for Kegel exercises and vaginal stimulation. They look very similar to the Chinese meditation balls that roll around in the palm of your hand.
Ben Wa Balls traditionally come in pairs, even though you can use them one at a time and still get an effective workout. Despite their name, Ben Wa Balls aren’t always shaped like balls. Some are more oval shaped, while others are more like teardrops. Ben Wa Balls vary even more when it comes to size and weight so you can better fit your personal needs. Ben Wa Balls can be linked together on a harness or they can be completely separate like a pair of marbles. Some Ben Wa Balls contain free-rolling weights or mini vibrators inside them for additional stimulation.
How Do Ben Wa Balls Work?
Ben Wa Balls use your natural instincts to strengthen your vaginal muscles. When you insert a Ben Wa Ball, your vagina automatically tightens around the ball to hold it in place. The more active you are, the harder your vagina works to keep the Ben Wa Ball from slipping out. This gradually strengthens your vaginal muscles over time. But you can actively speed up the process by combining Ben Wa Balls with Kegel exercises. Kegels involve you actively clenching and releasing the balls with your vaginal muscles. Just like many other exercise routines, Kegels need to be repeated on a regular basis for maximum effectiveness.